Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Did you know?


Happy Tuesday, friends! I had another post scheduled for today, but I wasn't really feeling it, so I called an audible and came up with this one instead. 


(Do you know what that phrase means? In the technical world, it's when someone makes a last minute, unexpected plan instead of following through with what was on the schedule or order of service. I'm a choir girl, what can I say? I've sung and worked through many "audible calling" in my life, and I bet you have too!)


I keep a note of blog ideas on my phone, so this is where I pulled this idea from today. I think this was originally inspired by a book that I read, though I can't remember which one it was. Here are some interesting things I've learned lately that I thought you may like to know. Here goes!

  • Did you know that there are six people in the world who look like you? You have a 9% chance of meeting them someday.
  • Did you know that smiling is the ultimate anti-depressant? So is walking, for that matter! Walking for ten to thirty minutes each day is valuable to your physical, emotional, and mental health.
  • Did you know that it's good for you to sit in silence for ten minutes each day?
  • Did you know that tea bags are a great way to absorb odors?
  • Did you know that we should all be eating breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper? 
  • Did you know that you don't have to win every argument? Agreeing to disagree is much better for your health. Learn the art of letting go!
  • Did you know that nobody is in charge of your happiness but you? Stop caring about the opinions of others! (I'm preaching to myself.)
  • Did you know that it's good to frame every so-called disaster with the words, "In five years, will this matter?"
  • Did you know that time heals everything? Grief is excluded in this, and that is a sign of love.
  • Did you know that the father determines height, but Mom determines the weight?
  • Did you know that right handed people tend to chew their food on the right side? I assume this is also true for lefties, and now that I'm writing this, I did chew my food on the left as I had dinner last night!
  • Did you know that you can survive for weeks without eating, but you'll only live for eleven days with no sleep.
  • Did you know that people who laugh a lot are healthier than those who don't?
  • Did you know that laziness and inactivity kills as many people as smoking?
  • Did you know that the human brain has the capacity to store five times the amount of information as Wikipedia?
  • Did you know that potato chips cause more weight gain than any other food? 
  • Did you know that C.S. Lewis died on the same day as President John F. Kennedy?
  • Did you know that chewing gum after meals reduces heartburn?
  • Did you know that dogs can smell cancer, and that bees can detect bombs?
  • Did you know that the longest word you can type with just your left hand is sweaterdresses? 
  • Did you know that there is a species of jellyfish that are immortal? 
  • Did you know that falling coconuts kill more people than sharks?

Did you know any of these things? These were just the ones I hadn't heard before. What other useless trivia do you have that I need to know? I love things like this! I hope you had fun reading this today and that you learned something new. Love to all! 


I'm linking up with Joanne for this post today. 




16 comments:

  1. These are fun facts! I used to buy my youngest son books like this and it was so fun to learn all the things I didn't know. I think the one that surprised me the most is about C.S. Lewis dying on the same day as JFK. I never knew that!
    The one about the coconuts cracked me up :)

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  2. Very interesting ! I enjoyed reading them

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  3. These are fascinating and fun facts to read for sure- thanks for sharing!

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  4. Yes - my boys used to love fact books/trivia like this.
    I bet my students would like this list! And, I would also never be able to get them back on track! Ha!
    Every Friday, I do a cultural note/interesting fact about the Spanish speaking world.

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  5. These were fun to read. I have seen lists like these in teacher´s classrooms. I can´t think of what I recently read on one of those lists. There was a girl who apparently looked JUST like me in college. I never saw here. And there is a poor student in 8th grade who, in 6th grade was one of my long term sub students, and ALL of the students said she looked like she was my daughter. I told one of my friends that knew the family and she said, ¨Yeah, I can see that. I can see how the kids say that.¨ I felt sooo bad for the girl. Who wants to look like the sub, lol??

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  6. Debbie, my boys used to like books like this as well, and so did I! We usually got them at a book fair when they were really young. I was shocked about C.S. Lewis dying on that day as well! I'd never heard that.

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  7. I thought they were, too, Jen! I'm glad you enjoyed reading this today.

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  8. Thanks, Holly! I love stuff like this.

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  9. Amy, mine did too! You are right about how they would love this, but you'd lose them for sure. I love that you do that on Fridays to make it fun for them!

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  10. Maria, that's funny! About both stories, but especially about the student. I have heard something similar about me having a look alike, but I think it's mostly the hair that makes people think someone looks like me. There's a girl at church who is quite a bit younger than me, and an older lady always mistakes me for her. I never have the heart to correct her!

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  11. These were really fun facts! I have a face that looks like a lot of other people I think! Anywhere I go, I run into people who ask if they know me from someplace else. It happens all the time, so I just tell them I have a face that looks like lots of other people. :) It's interesting!

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  12. Tanya, I think so too! You made me laugh about how you have a face that looks like lots of others. I've heard someone else say the same thing. Thanks for that! I've been playing around on Canva a lot lately!

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  13. Pretty sure the only one I knew was the sleeping thing... speaking of sleep did you know that the experts claim 65 is the ideal temperature for getting a good night's sleep? I have all sorts of brain/sleep facts from my college psychology days and I love that my boys are starting to learn some of the same things in their classes (since they help job my memories!)

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